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Publisher's Summary

Zorian Kazinski has all the time in the world to get stronger, and he plans on taking full advantage of it.

A teenage mage of humble birth and slightly above-average skill, Zorian is attending his third year of education at Cyoria's magical academy. A driven and quiet young man, he is consumed by a desire to ensure his own future and free himself of the influence of his family, resenting the Kazinskis for favoring his brothers over him. Consequently, Zorian has no time for pointless distractions, much less other people's problems.

As it happens, though, time is something he is about to get plenty of.

On the eve of Cyoria's annual summer festival, Zorian is murdered, then abruptly brought back to the beginning of the month, just before he was about to take the train to school. Finding himself trapped in a time loop with no clear end or exit, he will have to look both within and without to unravel the mystery set before him. He does have to unravel it, too, because the loop clearly wasn’t made for his sake, and in a world of magic even a time traveler isn't safe from those who wish him ill.

Fortunately for Zorian, repetition is the mother of learning….

©2021 Domagoj Kurmaic (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Narration takes some getting used to

Pretty good. I always like a good time loop story. The narration, however, was absolutely insane and way over the top. I kept thinking, 'Wow, that's an interesting choice for a character voice, that's going to get annoying really quickly'. I couldn't help thinking how much more enjoyable this book would have been if they had gone with a different narrator.

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This was tough...bear with me...

This narrator is TERRIBLE. His accents are appalling and his pacing was really off.
I was going to ask for a credit and Not finish the tale. But then I read the other reviews and the common thread was "rubbish narrator, great story".
So I persevered. And they were right.

Give this story time to catch you and you will appreciate it. The story is That good!

Note to the author: invest in a better narrator. Luke Daniels or Nick Podehl etc. Your story is wonderful and it's being hurt by this guy and his constipated accents.

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Very enjoyable. If you’re on the fence I highly recommend getting this.

It took me a while to get in to the book as I had to get used to the narrator. But I enjoy time loop stories and this keep me interested the whole way through the entire 22 hours.
Kudos to the author for releasing this book for 22 hours as so many other authors are releasing books shorter than 10. So extra star for you. 🙂
Overall, I highly recommend this book it was very enjoyable and I look forward to the next one.

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Well written

No cringe dialogue. Interesting magic theoretical stuff. Nothing bad to say about plot/voice actor

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Great theme, consistent world building and fun

The theme of going to school again, where things are tested and there is competition to get the best grades is approachable and compelling. The time loop is written well. The universe is consistent, the characters motivations make sense and the author doesn’t shy away from using the time loop multiple times.

The narrator is great for the main character. They pause and speak in a very Zorian manner. Unfortunately, their voices for the other characters tend to be annoying. Though the voices are mediocre rather than bad.

Overall, highly recommended.

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Hot Damn!

A highly recommended story! It kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more. I can't wait for the rest to be released to audible!
The voice actor can get a bit grating with accents/genders but that comes down to personal tastes and all in all they have done a marvelous job!

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I just can't take the voices with the slow start

slow start but was intrigued to see where the story was going.. but then his first lovers voice sounds like an Irish boy, sorry can't do it

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This is hands down my favourite audiobook

Jack voraces is an amazing narrator and really gives life and humour to every single character. I can tell he’s passionate about the story and cares about his performance and it’s really paid off because it’s wonderful!
Overall an amazing story with great characters and a wonderful plot. I was apprehensive at first about a “time loop” because I’m not usually interested in those sorts of stories but the author has done a magnificent job of making the story interesting and engaging.

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slow to start but worth it

the story doesn't start at the good bit of time travel but once it does it gets good

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